The Caliraya Ecoville Farm

Caliraya Ecoville Recreation and Farm Resort is blessed with fertile soil and good climate conditions that are conducive to productive farming. Currently, the resort is setting up the following farming platforms:

Aquaponic Farm – Aquaponic Farming is a farming method that combines aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that aims to grow fish and plants together in one integrated system. Solid fish waste is turned into vermicompost that also acts as food for the plants. Phase 1 of this endeavor is the development of a small greenhouse that houses four (4) IBC tanks. The farm grows various plants in each tank, e.g. tomatoes, native sili, kang kong, lettuce, different herbs, etc. Likewise, each tank is growing 100-150 King Fisher and Black Tilapia finglerlings. This Aquaponic Greenhouse is set up bedside the restaurant building, where guests can visit and observe. Phase 2 is the establishment of a bigger aquaponic greenhouse, utilizing the old de-commissioned 200 sqm swimming pool of the resort, which can be divided into quadrants to grow different species of fish and plants for in-house and modest commercial use.

Organic Farm – Organic Farming is a method of crop and livestock production that does not use pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and growth hormones. Caliraya Ecoville is initially setting aside one (1) hectare for short cycle vegetable production and livestock growing. After a year, Caliraya Ecoville intends to expand this to three (3) hectares or more, once the techniques and markets are established.